Behrooz Mozaffari

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS The effectiveness of an ideal antimicrobial agent depends on its ability to kill microbes while causing minimal toxicity to host cells. Several studies have been reported on the antimicrobial effects of chewing sticks (Salvadora persica) on oral bacteria. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cytotoxic effects of Persica and(More)
The lysosomal proteolytic capacity of mouse brown adipose tissue (BAT) and its role during fasting were evaluated. The specific activities of acid phosphatase and cathepsins B, D, H, and L were measured in BAT of mice acclimated at 33, 21, and 4 degrees C and in BAT undergoing different rates of protein loss during a 24- to 48-h fast. The specific(More)
Premixed non-setting calcium hydroxide (CaOH(2)) paste in pressure syringe system is commonly used in root canal therapy. The aim of this paper is to present a case involving an iatrogenic extrusion of the medicament during endodontic treatment and a literature review of similar reports. The present case demonstrates severe tissue necrosis and other(More)
Barium-sensitive channel-mediated unidirectional K+ influx into mouse and rat astrocytes and its dependency upon cell density and serum was investigated. The huge difference in flux velocity between mouse (about 1000-2000 nmol X mg-1 X min-1, depending on culture conditions) and rat astrocytes (100-20 nmol X mg-1 X min-1) could not be primarily explained by(More)
The effects of unilateral surgical denervation on brown adipose tissue (BAT) composition were evaluated to assess the importance of the sympathetic innervation in the maintenance of a high concentration of the uncoupling protein thermogenin in cold-acclimated (CA) mice and to assess whether suppression of neural activity could account for BAT atrophy(More)
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